University of Wisconsin-Madison


find freedom with cars on
campus by the hour or day.

(gas and insurance included!)

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

What is Zipcar?

Glad you asked. It's a smarter way to get around the campus.

Zipcar Ford Focus
  • Drive cars by the hour or day. Gas & insurance included.
  • In neighborhoods, cities and airports across the globe.
  • Save hundreds over car ownership.
  • Choose from sedans, hybrids, vans and more.
  • Take select flexible vehicles one-way or round trip.

how it works

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Apply online. Once approved, we'll send you a Zipcard to access vehicles worldwide.

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Book a Zipcar for as little as 1 hour or as long as 7 days.

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Hold your Zipcard to the car's windshield to unlock. Voila! It's all yours.

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Hit the road. When you're done, park the car in its reserved spot and use your Zipcard or the app to lock up.

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find Zipcars nearby

Find us located right on and near campus, cities and airports across the globe.

What It Costs

what’s your affiliation with University of Wisconsin-Madison?

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I'm a University of Wisconsin-Madison student.

All students 18+ are welcomed, including drivers with international licenses.

I'm not affiliated with University of Wisconsin-Madison and I want to join Zipcar. 

I'm a former Community Car member and I'd like to join Zipcar. 

what's included

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Travel far and wide,
for road trips, away games,
visits home, and more.

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Fill up using the
gas card that's inside the car.
We'll get the bill.

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If you're a Zipcar member,
you're covered. (So you can drive safe
and rest easy.)

where can i go

There's a lot to do around University of Wisconsin-Madison. Here are just a few ideas.

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    LOVE Daffodil Parker! I've used them before for couple of events and am always impressed. Their use of color and texture is outstanding, and they really...more
  • MadCity Music Exchange

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  • EarthView Yoga

    I tried out this studio because of a great Groupon deal. The studio itself is located in the Galaxie building on E. Washington above the Festival Market....more
  • Crossfit Recursive

    Been CrossFitting for three years. Finally decided to take the plunge and drop-in to a gym for a workout, while in the road. Was able to get two WODs in the...more
  • Dragonfly Hot Yoga

    Highly recommend this place!! I recommend the prenatal yoga for moms-to-be! A great place to escape and relax with some pregnancy approved poses and...more
  • Ford's Gym

    Madison's Hardest Working Gym. With the closing of the Cemetery circa 1992, Ford's - formally Muscles & Fitness remains Madison's only real gym. It's where...more
  • Capital Fitness

    This is really a pretty great gym. They have a ton of classes included, and you can even take BJJ for $25/month. Hours and facilities are great. They just...more

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  • Babcock Hall Dairy Store

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  • Grampa's Pizzeria

    Thin for the win. I love Grampa's thin crust za's more than any other pie place in town. This place is quant, and gets pretty crowded on a weekend; I would...more
  • The Old Fashioned

    Where have you been all my life! I love The Old Fashioned. It is straight out of Father Knows Best, yet updated for modern tastes. The interior...more
  • Marigold Kitchen

    Delicious!!! Very friendly staff... thank you for offering vegan options! The beet and Fuji Thai Peanut sandwich was amazing! We were passing by Madison on...more
  • Taqueria Guadalajara

    Steak chimichanga is damn delicious! The cheese when you first cut into it is a work of art. The tacos are also very good. I like all the taco meat options....more

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